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Harris’s floater stuns Notre Dame in ACC Tournament first round, 67-65

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) attempts to drive toward the hoop during Pitt’s 88-44 loss to NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Pitt first-year guard Dayshanette Harris’s go-ahead floater with 2.7 seconds remaining was just the icing on the cake of the Panthers’ improbable and incredible upset over No. 10 seed Notre Dame.

Injuries sink Pitt offense at Notre Dame

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris led the Panthers with seven points in the opening period before being elbowed in the face by Irish senior guard Kaitlin Cole midway through the second quarter.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 10, 2020

Pitt women’s basketball entered Sunday’s game against rival Notre Dame hoping to get revenge for its close, early-January loss to the Irish. Despite a strong start, Pitt’s shooting struggles and a key injury handicapped the team on its way to another big defeat, 74-52 in South Bend, Indiana.

Irish chase Pitt in second half, win 80-72

First-year forward Justin Champagnie recorded another double-double, with 20 points and 11 rebounds, both team highs.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

After a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes, Notre Dame escaped with a crucial 80-72 win to begin the second half of the conference schedule.

Upcoming stretch could make or break Pitt basketball’s season

Sophomore Xavier Johnson (1) during Pitt’s 73-68 loss to Louisville in January.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball faces four upcoming opponents with similar records, giving the Panthers a chance to either separate from their ACC competitors or fall into the conference cellar.

Rough shooting dooms Pitt in loss to Notre Dame, 60-52

Amber Brown (5) led Pitt with 11 rebounds while contributing 12 points in a 60-52 loss to Notre Dame.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

With a second close battle to start its ACC schedule, the Pitt women’s basketball team again fell by eight points, this time to rival Notre Dame, 60-52, at the Petersen Events Center Thursday night.

Fighting Irish pummel Panthers, 4-0, in Waldrum’s return

Pitt women's soccer coach Randy Waldrum previously coached at Notre Dame from 1999 to 2013.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

In his return to South Bend after coaching at Notre Dame from 1999 to 2013, Pitt women’s soccer head coach Randy Waldrum saw his Panthers fall 4-0 Thursday night.

Women’s basketball powers cover lackluster opening rounds with electric Final Four

The Baylor Lady Bears celebrate with the NCAA trophy after their 82-81 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to win the championship game of the 2019 NCAA Women's Tournament on Sunday, April 7, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

While much of the sporting world was fixated on the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four this weekend, the women also played their Final Four in Tampa. All three contests played this weekend went down to the wire.

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

While the Panthers' three seniors started the game, their young stars came up clutch down the stretch as the team pulled out its third ACC win in ugly, gutty fashion.

Takeaways from Pitt’s near upset of Notre Dame

The 61-year-old Whipple, who brings almost 40 years of coaching experience to the table, will look to mentor quarterback Kenny Pickett (pictured) in an effort to revitalize Pitt's 92nd-ranked offense.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 16, 2018

In a close game, Pitt pulled off another near upset against the Fighting Irish. Though there was struggles in both the offense and the defense, three key takeaways stuck out. From Kessman's kicks to Pickett's passes, there are aspects of both defense and offense that can be improved upon.

Notre Dame fends off upset, tops Pitt 19-14

Then-quarterback for Notre Dame DeShone Kizer scores a touchdown on a 2-yard against Pitt in the fourth quarter at Heinz Field Nov. 7, 2015. Notre Dame won 42-30.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

October 13, 2018

The Fighting Irish fought their way back against Pitt, taking their first lead with 5:43 left in the game. That would prove to be the final score.

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